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Encore Coffee Grinder by Baratza

Baratza Encore Grinder | Baratza Grinders | Chris' Coffee

Chris' Price: $139.00

Product Code: 485

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Baratza has upgraded the great features of the Maestro Plus espresso grinder to create a grinder that is affordable and durable for the home environment and works with any style of coffee, from espresso to manual brewing. It looks just like the Maestro Plus but with a much improved burr that will allow a greater degree of fineness as well the new 2nd generation Gearbox (GB 2.0).

Conical Burrs

The Baratza Encore Grinder retains the same 40 mm hardened steel conical burrs it had with the Maestro Plus. Conical burr grinders are exceptional at producing consistent grinds from very fine to coarse.

2nd Generation Gearbox (GB 2.0)

With the newest version of Gearbox, Baratza has significantly increased the strength and durability of the drive transmission while decreasing noise. In addition to the new drive shaft, the motor mounting plate and bushings, this change includes a new drive gear made of 15% glass filled thermo plastic which is quieter than the previous drive gear, wears better and is more shock resistant.

Grind Coffee for Any Brewing Method

There are many coffee grinders on the market. However, few have the ability to grind fine enough for a professional espresso machine and coarse enough for a press pot. The Encore has 40 steps of adjustment. Choose the perfect setting by turning the bean hopper to the desired position.

Innovative Calibration

Commercial grinders have a calibration system to ensure that the grinder will grind fine enough for espresso and has the range to grind coarse enough for a press pot. Now this feature is available in a grinder designed for home use. The Baratza grinders are calibrated when they are manufactured to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary the grinders can be user calibrated.

DC Motor

A 240 watt DC motor is replacing the current AC motor. The DC motor is twice as powerful as the current motor and turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits long grinding duty-cycles. The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch.

Special Gear Reduction

The Encore uses a combination of gear and electronic speed reducers to slow the spinning of the burr to 450 RPM. This slow speed reduces heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder. It also ensures that the beans feed smoothly into the burrs.

Power On/Off Switch

The timer switch has been replaced with a simple but effective power on/off switch.

Pulse Button

On the front of the machine there is a pulse button, to easily grind directly into your espresso portafilter. This is a great feature for any operator, from the home user to the barista with a mastery of one hand operation.

Service & Support

One year parts and labor warranty provided by Baratza.


  • Large 8 oz. bean hopper
  • Removable 5 oz. anti-static ground coffee bin
  • Compatible with the Esatto Grinder Attachment
  • 40 mm steel burrs
  • Dimensions: 4 3/4" W x 6 1/3" D x 14" H
  • Weight: 8 lbs.

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Baratza Grinder December 13, 2018
Reviewer: DANIEL from INDIAN TRAIL, NC United States  
Not completely happy with this product.  Did not meet my expectations.

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Coffee Grinder October 25, 2018
Reviewer: William Palmer from Cornish, NH United States  
Both service and grinder great

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Fine choice from Chris Coffee for Drip usage July 7, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Kerrville, TX United States  
Was having difficulty using one grinder for both Drip and Espresso. Purchasing this for Drip led to buying a super grinder for Espresso. Now, I have the best of both worlds!

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Good drip grinder January 29, 2018
Reviewer: MattC from Grand Ledge, MI United States  
I gave this as a Christmas present for my mother who just used a blade grinder in the past. She loves it and says he coffe tastes better! Personally I think it’s a little slow and a little noisy but the closest comparison I have in a Vario. Grinds are very uniform and my mom couldn’t be happier!

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Great October 13, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Orange, VA United States  
This grinder works well. I've never used other grinders, so I cannot compare it to others.

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